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East Troublesome Fire area reopened after restoration project – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-09-02 11:01:36 –

Forest Service staff announced on Wednesday that they were able to fully reopen the eastern eastern terrible fire-stricken area.

The 193,812 acres of flames in Grand County jumped over the Continental Divide and the scorched land on the edge of Grand Lake and Estes Park in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The crew worked to combat erosion, floods and debris flows in the burnt areas. They felled about 3,000 trees from the trail and stabilized the 23-mile trail in the area. Most of the work on the trail consisted of handling invasive species, repairing signs and fences, and cleaning culverts.

This year’s Black Mountain, Morgan Creek and Madislide fires will continue to be closed.

While open, the pesky areas of the east are still at risk, like many of the highlands. Scars are more susceptible to flash floods, debris flows, and unstable trees than usual.

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